I recently read a blog post that your greatest ideas come to you at night. This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this. Strangely enough, while I was finally getting cozy under my covers I thought of this blog post. I wanted to fall asleep so bad but the idea nagged at me and I wondered why is this so important? Is this suppose to be one of my greatest ideas yet? So I shoved off my warm covers and searched for the nearest piece of paper and pen to note the idea.
This was also not the very first time this had happened to me. I’m sure everyone has experienced it. However, more often than not, I wouldn’t wake up to write the idea down. I would get business ideas and think oh, just a dream. It seemed so big for me and my tiny self to achieve so I just let the idea drift me off to dream land where I became wealthy and sophisticated off my business idea. I am most likely to get up to not my idea if I know for certain I will be able to execute it. Example if I am in need of a blog post idea. I wish I had kept writing down my burst of genius over the years, Whether or not I thought them worthy at the time, they could have made their way into many blog posts in the near future.
Unfortunately for me, not every night is a burst of genius. Many times just before I sink into a deep sleep, I am ambushed with every embarrassing memory of my past that I had thought was long over. Whatever worry of the day comes to kiss me goodnight as if we were friends. On nights like those , without realizing, my eyes are wide open staring at the ceiling while all these thoughts speed throughout my mind with an imaginary checklist telling me what I need to do the following morning. Many times if I find myself lost in the forest of thoughts, I say a prayer and it helps nudge me out and into sleep.
Anyway, regardless of the type of idea I do have a notebook around just in case. If not, a cellphone is always within arms reach these days in order to quickly type a note into.
I noticed that I’m no longer typing to myself on my blog anymore. Thank you for coming and I hope you find it cozy here.
7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Some days I can’t seem to motivate myself enough to do all the things I would want to do in a day. Laying in bed or just keeping my nose in a book all day might be enough to satisfy me. Boredom might attack and I would wonder what is there to do besides surf the internet.
In my family a laptop provides us with most entertainment. We have long said goodbye to television and even radios. The Jane Austen movies are my favorite kinds of movies to watch when I feel a bit bored and unappreciative of time without TV. In these Jane Austen movies I enjoy seeing how these women improved their minds to combat boredom. Marianne from Sense and Sensibility, how she masters the Piano. All three sisters learn french , quilts, spends time in the garden planting or going out for long walks. I love seeing how they can keep entertained without technology and that is something I hope to add to my life as well.
As a result of this, I went out to town full of excitement. Where I live does not have a vast variety of paints and the kind that might be considered “good” are way too expensive for me who has never painted before. Instead, I went in search of the cheapest I could find, the kinds that we used in kindergarten and Primary School , Non toxic which is great as there is a newborn with us now.
As soon as I arrived home my sister and I searched for some simple tutorials. She was home all day and as she stated, she was dying of boredom. Before I knew it we had gone through three tutorials, painting all through the afternoon and enjoying every bit of it. We laughed at our errors, used our cheap paint brushes regardless of the quality.
Sometimes just doing something new/different from usual can get the sunlight back to your day. Involve others to create a wonderful family activity. Painting was absolutely wonderful and such a great way to tackle boredom and lack of inspiration.
If you seem to be in search of something new, think of something simple and affordable that you might have been thinking of doing for a while now. Just do it and add it to the list of wonderful experiences you allowed yourself to have in this lifetime.
PS: Painting a sunset almost always makes you feel good.
Don’t you hate when you sleep in on the weekend and you finally decide to Rise. Then you realize it’s NOON and you begin to feel sluggish thinking the day has already passed by. Eat Brunch , watch a few movies and next thing you know its 5pm and you’ve basically eaten and watched movies all day.
I don’t have loads to do in a day but waking up earlier has made me feel much better. I no longer feel like the day was a complete waste. I get more time to work with in the day . Some days sure I might want to watch a movie but I might also want to get some chores done or tackle some goals. Waking up earlier has made me feel more satisfied at the end of the day as I feel like I used it up more.
In terms of time management, I am able to tackle some goals before the rest of the house wakes up with their conversations about their dream the night before, for example writing this blog post. Finally when everyone wakes up I can get chores done and also get help from whomever is awake at the time.
Recently my newborn niece has been with us so its important for me to get up earlier, help with anything relating to her for example preparing food for Mommy bear as she is super tired breast feeding all night. This way I am not bitter about not being able to complete tasks for myself if I give myself more hours in the day.
Life is already too short as it is. I can no longer stand having freakishly short days anymore.Especially now that I have become obsessed with getting my life moving. I will try to do this everyday so that it becomes a habit by my late twenties.
Proverbs 6:9-11 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.